“A Vital Necessity”

January 2, 2016

College kicks my butt. Plain and simple. But hey, it’s not supposed to be easy….(however, it sure would be nice to get an A on that impossible math test!) My sleep is sacrificed for more studying, my exercise schedule is kind of pathetic (sorry Paul for missing all those body pump fitness classes), and I have eaten more soup out of boxes than I would like to admit.

However, when I do get that A on an impossible assignment, I find myself crying, jumping up and down, wanting to hug my professor, and praising God. It is because of Christ that I was able to endure hours of stress and studying to get my A. I realize through these struggles that I must continue seeking God no matter how many victories I have enjoyed.

If we desire to hear from God, then seeking Him must be a priority in our lives. God’s presence is a vital necessity. In the story of David and Goliath, David was able to kill an imposing giant with nothing more than a slingshot and five stones. How incredible is that?!? David was empowered by the presence of God. His fame and wealth brought what most people would consider satisfaction. But, we need to desire the Lord, pursue Him, and work to know him intimately in our lives. This is our ultimate form of satisfaction. No material thing on this earth can compare to His great love.

I know that I want guidance from God in my life. But I struggle with making God a priority. I am not perfect and it’s difficult to always fit God into my schedule….but that’s my flaw. I shouldn’t be working God into my schedule, but instead I should work my schedule around time with the Lord. The only thing that satisfies the longing within us is to know God more intimately today than we did yesterday.

“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple” (Psalm 27:4).

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